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All photos in & around Hatfield

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162528Photo #162528Zebra should be upgraded to a Tiger crossing to allow cycling and to restore the through cycle route across the Galleria car park.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
98932Photo #98932Woods Ave path at crossing of Sycamore Ave.Other:
Infrastructure
general
98931Photo #98931Woods Ave new cycle route showing crossing of Chantry Lane. This really should be a raise crossing over the entry to this cul-de-sac road.Other:
Infrastructure
general
98929Photo #98929Woods Ave looking west up the new cycle route completed May 2018. Shows the initial section which splits round the treesOther:
Infrastructure
general
136674Photo #136674Widen pavement to dual use with barrier protection
Route used by many children to walk or cycle to schools in WGC
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136675Photo #136675Widen pavement to dual use with barrier protection
Route used by many children to walk or cycle to schools in WGC
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136667Photo #136667Widen pavementCycleway:
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cycleways
152037Photo #152037Widen footpath and reclassify as cycleway to allow access to Hertford road and to make this show on route planners.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
31742Photo #31742Welwyn Hatfield Cycling Forum family bike ride along NCN57 (Ayot Greenway) about to depart on Sunday 10th July 2011. Photo is at the start of the route, just behind Roller City, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City.Other:
Good practice
general
46098Photo #46098Welwyn Garden City station - the lifts are too small, as at Cambridge.Other:
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45254Photo #45254Wellfield Road cycle path looking west.

Access to Alban Way NCN61 on bridge via ramp to left.

View on Alban Way in #74065.
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Good practice
cycleways
139707Photo #139707Welfield road was intentionally widened an a cost of ten of thousands as a failed traffic calming measure. Joining Alban way with the business park would have done the same thing with paint and some kerbstones.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
156125Photo #156125We urgently need a cycle path along this road to encourage travel between Old Welwyn and Knebworth and beyond.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
28769Photo #28769View of the cycle path to north side of French Horn Lane. After the subway ahead it goes north to the rail station. NCN12 is on the road on the right, unable to use the cycle path due to a further lower subway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
45253Photo #45253View of new cycle path west along Wellfield RoadCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31745Photo #31745View from the bridge on NCN12Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
133199Photo #133199Very overgrown hedges narrow the path.Track:
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147905Photo #147905Very narrow footpath and fast vehiclesTrack:
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147906Photo #147906Very narrow footpath and fast carsTrack:
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164527Photo #164527Very dangerous junction for children/parents crossing to & from school. Visibility bad up New Road when crossing from east to west. Some sort of crossing is needed to prevent an accident. Hair raising when you child starts to walk independently.Track:
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160184Photo #160184Vegetation is overgrowing the footpath. It just needs cutting back and the dead leaf build-up clearing.Track:
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151906Photo #151906Use subway under road for bridleway when gravel extraction work ceases to use sites on both sides of road.Cycleway:
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151909Photo #151909Use subway for Bridleway when gravel works cease so cyclists and horseriders can avoid a busy road.Cycleway:
Problem
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153324Photo #153324Upgrade zebra to toucan or tiger crossing to link the Alban Way to the cycle paths in De Havilland Village.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
155652Photo #155652Upgrade to allow cycling to create a legal short cut to Onslow school from South Hatfield.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
166626Photo #166626Upgrade this path to allow cycling from Woods Ave to Streamwoods including entry to Oak View school. This will encourage cycling to school.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
136661Photo #136661Upgrade existing well used path to an official dual use foot/cycleway
including existing subway at Welwyn village & widen pavement to continue a safe cycle/mobility scooter link all the way from existing cycleways in Welwyn Garden City into the heart of Welwyn village.
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Problem
cycleways
74183Photo #74183Unsigned junction at Mundells, Welwyn Garden City loking north: Turn left to continue on the cycleway on Bessemer Road. Straight ahead is a route off the road for southbound cyclists and is a dead end if followed north as in the picture.
Better signs needed.
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Problem
cycleways
143321Photo #143321Undercover cycle parking at the New QE2 Hospital, Welwyn Garden CityOther:
Infrastructure
general
134949Photo #134949Traffic lights need timing changes, they take an excessive amount of time to stop traffic and therefore encourage crossing without the green manCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
62848Photo #62848Toucan crossing where Woods Ave cycle path west side startsCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62840Photo #62840Toucan crossing of QueenswayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
164526Photo #164526To incorporate a pavement, make the traffioc one way along this section of road (between Station Road and New Road) & then the traffic in the other direction can access via Adele AvenueTrack:
Problem
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124428Photo #124428Tighten corner to reduce speed of cars coming off Hertford Road northbound.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
143871Photo #143871This section of the Alban Way needs lights to be usable safely after dark especially in the winter months.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
164309Photo #164309This section of Brockswood Lane should be closed to cars and made a bridleway. The lane has attractive views over the golf course and would quickly become a popular walking route - currently it has no footpath and a deregulated speed limit.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
138100Photo #138100This path is under water for much of the year. Difficult to know to fix it. Perhaps build a wall so that the river runs above the level of the path.Track:
Problem
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158412Photo #158412This is dangerous junction for pedestrians to negotiate. The pedestrian path, such as it is, is very narrow. The lack of a proper path seems to encourage pedestrians, having crossed the slip road for the northbound carriageway of the A1(M), to cross another carriageway for fast traffic onto the roundabout then another for traffic coming off the roundabout. How are parents and carers accompanying young children, wheelchair users and unaccompanied children expected to negotiate this junction? Does vehicular traffic have to dominate here? Pedestrians are not allowed? Wider, properly surfaced pavements and pelican crossings are needed.Track:
Problem
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133205Photo #133205This is a no through route to cycling, requiring riders to dismount. Fix this.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
133206Photo #133206This is a dead end, but could easily be opened to cycling.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
152029Photo #152029There needs to be a pedestrian crossing here. This is a natural place for pedestrians to cross and the road is busy 40mph. It ridiculous to think that the low and narrow footpath under the road is adequate on its own.Track:
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152495Photo #152495There is no safe link between Welwyn village & Digswell, Welwyn North station, Welwyn Garden City. This is a busy dual carriageway, and whilst there is a path, it is narrow, and not wide enough for pedestrians and cyclists.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
165422Photo #165422There is currently no safe way for pedestrians to cross the road between Mandeville Rise and Coneydale, due to the layout of the roads and pavements. It is especially concerning given how close these roads are to Templewood School, as families and young children use these roads to go to and from school.Track:
Problem
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164352Photo #164352The path is narrow. The road is narrow. Vehicles pass dangerously close to pedestrians - including kids going to school. Vehicles often mount the (narrow) pathway to pass each other.
1. Widen the pavement from Station Road to the A1000 roundabout and 2. add a pedestrian crossing at the junction with Station Road.
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42126Photo #42126The NCN 61 cycle route

Location: , Panshanger Aerodrome (England, United Kingdom)
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Infrastructure
cycleways
147973Photo #147973The cycleway along Black Fan road crosses the Ridgeway, but there is no facility to assist. With the roads be busy and multiple directions to watch crossing here can be difficultCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
162527Photo #162527The cycle path has been removed at this point so there is no through cycle route from St Albans Road West to the toucan crossing of the A1001.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89867Photo #89867The crossing island is too small for a cycle to stop. You must cross the road in one goRoad environment:
Problem
road
124391Photo #124391Temporary widening of pavements and one way road means there is no way northbound for cyclists. A contraflow lane is needed.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
124392Photo #124392Temporary widening of pavements and one way road means there is no way northbound for cyclists. A contraflow lane is needed.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
124393Photo #124393Temporary widening of pavements and one way road means there is no way northbound for cyclists. A contraflow lane is needed.Cycleway:
Problem
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124451Photo #124451Temporary widening of pavements and one way road means there is no way northbound for cyclists. A contraflow lane is needed.Cycleway:
Problem
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167391Photo #167391Swing left for the bridleway from Woolmer Green to Welwyn - that's a footpath towards Welwyn ViaductTrack:
Infrastructure
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167392Photo #167392Swing left for the bridleway from Woolmer Green to Welwyn - that's a footpath towards Welwyn ViaductTrack:
Infrastructure
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149819Photo #149819Sustrans have rightly decided National Cycle Route 12 via this roundabout is no longer safe and have removed it from their official map. Work is needed to fix this or divert the route via the cycle paths by the station.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
149821Photo #149821Sustrans have decided National Cycle Route 12 via this junction at Oxlease Drive is no longer safe and have removed it from their official map. Work is needed to fix this or divert the route via the cycle paths along Woods Ave and Travellers Lane.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
149820Photo #149820Sustrans have decided National Cycle Route 12 via Old Rectory Drive and How Dell is no longer safe and have removed it from their official map. Work is needed to fix this or divert the route via the cycle paths alongside Queensway. As this removes a cycle route to Onslow school this is a shame.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
149817Photo #149817Sustrans have decided National Cycle Route 12 via Old Hatfield is no longer safe and have removed it from their official map. Work is needed to fix this or diver the route via the cycle paths by the station.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
149818Photo #149818Sustrans have decided National Cycle Route 12 via Old Hatfield is no longer safe and have removed it from their official map. Work is needed to fix this or diver the route via the cycle paths by the station.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
154330Photo #154330Surface Bridleway from A1000 to Mill Green Museum and link to crossing at traffic lights. Along with existing cycle path alongside A414 creates a safe cycle route bypassing Ascots Lane at low cost.Cycleway:
Problem
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74068Photo #74068Subway under Great North Road Hatfield.

This could be used to divert NCN12 away from a busy roundabout, but rulled out because the subway is too low to be legally acceptable. Hertfordshire County Council should take the view this is still safer than the roundabout shown in #74069. View from east end #74077.

Note that the subway is only a footway, not shared use, hence the white line to define the cycle route.
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Infrastructure
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74077Photo #74077Subway from Batterdale linking to French Horn Lane cycleroute.

This could be used as a better route for NCN12 avoiding the roundabout in #74069 but not allowed as subway is deemed too low. View from other end is in #74068.

Note this is footway not cyclepath so cannot be cycled.
Other:
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general
132920Photo #132920Street lights in middle of payment next to overgrown hedge.Track:
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116681Photo #116681Stop cars parking on pavements outside Fish and Chip shop reducing space for walking.Track:
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131765Photo #131765Stepped track on bridge over A roadCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
167389Photo #167389Start of the third section of bridleway from Woolmer Green to WelwynTrack:
Infrastructure
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74180Photo #74180Start of link through from Mill Green to NCN12/61 via bridleway (see map).

Ths path was used by Beatrix Potter when staying locally at Bush Hall with her parents.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
62847Photo #62847Start of cycle path on Wood Close leading to route on Woods Ave, HatfieldCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
74179Photo #74179Start of cycle path alongside A414 at end of Gypsy Lane, Welwyn Garden City. Note abuse of cycle path by cars coming off the road over the verge.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62844Photo #62844Start of cycle path along east side of Woods Ave, Hatfield.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
167374Photo #167374Start of bridleway from Woolmer Green to WelwynTrack:
Infrastructure
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167396Photo #167396Start of bridleway (right) east from DigswellTrack:
Infrastructure
track
35168Photo #35168Stanborough Park looking west showing the contraflow cycle path along the park entrance slip road. This contraflow path is a crucial link in the Hatfield to Welwyn Garden City cycle path which also connects to Stanborough School.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
63220Photo #63220Spiral bridge on NCN12 over South Way, Hatfield. This was originally built to serve a School, now closed.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
133690Photo #133690Speedbumps are full width of road. Make a lane for cycles to access the *park* as they don't need to be slowed down.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
31743Photo #31743South end of Wrestler's Bridge Hatfield on NCN61 looking north. The original bridge here collapsed in 1966. Riders are about to set off on a ride to open a new cycle route in Welwyn Garden City led by Welwyn Hatfield Cycling ForumRoad environment:
Event
road
167397Photo #167397Sort-of-permeability from the bridleways east of DigswellRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
140803Photo #140803Sometimes people park on the dropped kerb crossing pointEnforcement:
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enforcement
140788Photo #140788Sometimes have parked cars blocking the path hereEnforcement:
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enforcement
163259Photo #163259Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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closure
163260Photo #163260Slow down traffic past school – 20 mph – www.20splentyorgTemporary closure:
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closure
74090Photo #74090Signal at Nast Hyde Halt, Ellenbrook, Hatfield.

The signal has a short history of the railway and was erected as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations in 2015 by a local resident who has been restoring the station and keeping the cycle route in immaculate condition. See the station sign in #74089 and also look out for the clock and other signs.
General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
74078Photo #74078Sign misdirecting cyclist and pedestrians to go north from Hatfield station to get to the town centre.

The town centre is 0.6 miles by walking or cycling in the opposite direction, yet this is only signed South Hatfield!
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
167401Photo #167401Shared-use path from Digswell Park Road (closed to through motor traffic beneath Welwyn Viaduct).Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
74076Photo #74076Shared use pavement extending cycle route past Hatfield station and then on to NCN61 at the Red Lion junction, see #74067 and #74075.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
74067Photo #74067Shared use pavement completed November 2015 at Hatfield Station. Creates link to NCN61 and thence NCN12 at the Red Lion see #74025.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
100303Photo #100303Segregated cycle track running southwards of spiral bridge in need of a little maintenanceCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
167378Photo #167378Second section of bridleway from Woolmer Green to WelwynTrack:
Infrastructure
track
124453Photo #124453School street. Close road at school start and end times to enable social distancing.Temporary closure:
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closure
124433Photo #124433School street. Close road at school opening and closing times to enable road to be used for social distancing.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
124454Photo #124454School street: close road at opening and closing times to enable social distancing.Temporary closure:
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closure
124441Photo #124441School street closure at opening and closing times. Cars can avoid via Campion RoadTemporary closure:
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closure
116921Photo #116921Road very fast and number of lanes could be reduced to single each way, enabling a cycleway into the town centre from the east side.Cycleway:
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cycleways
165100Photo #165100Road needs a proper surface to enable it to be more easily used to avoid the B197Cycleway:
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cycleways
164338Photo #164338Road has no pavement! Build one to enable families to walk safely and avoid the cars.Track:
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151910Photo #151910Requests to WelHatCycling for safe cycle route from Welham Green to Chancellors school.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
140739Photo #140739Rephase lights so the green phase is in synch with the green phase around the roundabout. Red phase is far too long.Track:
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124432Photo #124432Rephase lights so cyclists and pedestrians can cross each junction arm in one change of the lights. Takes 4 phases to get across 2 arms, but only 1 or two phases for cars.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
145096Photo #145096Remove motor vehicles during shopping hours.Track:
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164394Photo #164394Remove cycleway from road and allocate space on the ample footpaths either side of the carriageways.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways

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